The Election Commission of Pakistan started from today (Friday) the process of receiving nomination papers for the Senate elections to be held on the third of next month.
According to the details, the candidates can submit their nomination papers with the relevant returning officers by tomorrow (Saturday).
According to the Senate election schedule issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on Monday and Tuesday next.
The candidates can file appeals against acceptance or rejection of nomination papers on the 17th and 18th of this month. These appeals will be disposed on the 19th and 20th of this month.
The revised list of candidates will be published on 21st of this month.
The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers on 22nd of this month.
A total of 48 senators will be elected this time including twelve each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, eleven each from Punjab and Sindh and two from Islamabad.
The polling for the Senate election will take place on March 3, 2021. Through a notification, issued here, the ECP has called upon the members of the National Assembly to elect member of the Senate against one general seat and one women seat for Islamabad.
It should be noted the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday adjourned hearing on the presidential reference, seeking an opinion on open balloting for the upcoming Senate elections till Monday.